International Security & Foreign Policy

The Fight for Gen Z: Understanding Today’s Digital Salafi Sphere to Build a Blueprint for a New Ground Game

Grant Year: 2020


Farah Pandith, Mustafa Ayad, and Milo Comerford will research and write a report exploring how best to shape the political identity and orientation of “Generation Z” in Muslim-majority countries. They will map the landscape of online Islamist extremist threats, analyze how extremist narratives and influencers appeal to members of Generation Z, and outline a blueprint for a counterappeal to this youth cohort.

Institute for Strategic Dialogue International Security & Foreign Policy

$260,000